Area Total 947,300 sq km
Climate varies from tropical along coast to temperate in highlands
Natural Resources hydropower, tin, phosphates, iron ore, coal, diamonds, gemstones, gold, natural gas, nickel
Imports India 16.5%, China 15.8%, UAE 9.2%, Saudi Arabia 7.9%, South Africa 5.1%, Japan 4.9%, Switzerland 4.4% (2017) – consumer goods, machinery and transportation equipment, industrial raw materials, crude oil
Exports India 21.8%, South Africa 17.9%, Kenya 8.8%, Switzerland 6.7%, Belgium 5.9%, Democratic Republic of the Congo 5.8%, China 4.8% (2017) – gold, coffee, cashew nuts, manufactures, cotton
Government presidential republic
Capital Dar es Salaam (administrative capital), Dodoma (legislative capital)
Population 58,552,845 (July 2020 est.)
Ethnicity mainland – African 99% (of which 95% are Bantu consisting of more than 130 tribes), other 1% (consisting of Asian, European, and Arab); Zanzibar – Arab, African, mixed Arab and African
Language Kiswahili or Swahili (official), Kiunguja (name for Swahili in Zanzibar), English (official, primary language of commerce, administration, and higher education), Arabic (widely spoken in Zanzibar), many local languages

News about Tanzania

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  • Stars in Must Win Duel Vs Namibia
    by Daily News on January 23, 2021

    [Daily News] Taifa Stars face a must win task against Namibia to rekindle their hopes of reaching into the quarterfinals of the progressing Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) in Cameroon tonight.

  • Major Facelift On Technical Schools
    by Daily News on January 23, 2021

    [Daily News] Dodoma -- THE government has spent a whopping 16.43bn/- in renovating education infrastructure of the country's nine technical schools, including employing 150 teachers, it has been stated.

  • New Dawn for Gold Industry
    by Daily News on January 23, 2021

    [Daily News] As the first among three gold refineries starts operations next month, the country's mining sector can finally attain its intended transformation.

  • Parting of Ways - Secretary Pompeo Announces Sanctions On Tanzania
    by CFR on January 22, 2021

    [CFR] On January 19, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo--on his last full day in the position--announced visa restrictions on "Tanzanian officials responsible for or complicit in undermining" the general elections held in late October last year. As of yet, none of the individuals to be sanctioned have been identified publicly. In announcing the […]

  • Kilimanjaro RC Refutes Claims of a Student Testing Positive for Covid-19 At Ism
    by Citizen on January 22, 2021

    [Citizen] Moshi -- The Kilimanjaro Regional Commissioner Anna Mghwira has vehemently refuted claims that had widely circulated online of a supposed Covid-19 positive case in her region.

  • Former Kigoma RC Brig. General Emmanuel Maganga Has Died
    by Citizen on January 22, 2021

    [Citizen] Mwanza -- Former Kigoma Regional Commissioner Retired Brigadier General Emmanuel Maganga has passed away at Mirambo Military Hospital, Tabora Municipality where he was receiving treatment

  • Dar Lemon Price Down By 75pc As Supply Rises
    by Daily News on January 22, 2021

    [Daily News] The price of lemon in Dar es Salaam has sharply plunged by 75 per cent for a 50kg sack, thanks to supply increase in recently days.

  • Dar Region Tops Revenue Collection
    by Daily News on January 22, 2021

    [Daily News] DAR ES SALAAM has outshined other regions, retaining its top spot in revenue collection, which rose by 7 per cent in the first half of this fiscal year, from the same period a year ago, it was revealed on Thursday.

  • Rally Behind Taifa Stars, Turning Tables At CHAN
    by Daily News on January 22, 2021

    [Daily News] TANZANIAN envoys in African Nations Championship (Chan) must beat Namibia and Guinea in their second and third group D matches if they want to progress to the quarter final stage and it is very possible with determination and vigilance.

  • China Donates 348m/-Medical Equipment to Z'bar Hospitals
    by Daily News on January 22, 2021

    [Daily News] SOME Chinese medical team here yesterday donated medical equipment worth 348m/- to Zanzibar's two main hospitals- Mnazi-Mmoja in Unguja and Abdalla-Mzee in Pemba Islands.

  • Yanga Break Ice On Coach Mwambusi Exit
    by Daily News on January 22, 2021

    [Daily News] YOUNG Africans have confirmed that Assistant Coach Juma Mwambusi has requested them to take a break from his coaching responsibilities on health grounds.

  • Rural Mini-Fuel Stations Coming, Assures Minister
    by Daily News on January 22, 2021

    [Daily News] THE government is revisiting guidelines for setting up mini-fuel stations in rural areas and small towns to increase the number of refilling stations.

  • PM Orders Sisal Levies Review
    by Daily News on January 22, 2021

    [Daily News] PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has instructed the Ministry of Agriculture to review all levies imposed on sisal, a move that aims at scrapping those nuisance charges from the cash crop.

  • Turn Up for Screening of Cancer, Kagera Residents Told
    by Daily News on January 22, 2021

    [Daily News] KAGERA residents have been urged to turn up for screening of cervical cancer, with indications suggesting that the disease was on the increase.

  • TBs Allays Fears On Vehicles Inspection
    by Daily News on January 22, 2021

    [Daily News] TANZANIA Bureau of Standards (TBS) has allayed fears on vehicle inspection upon arrival in the country, saying the latest introduced move aims at creating employment to Tanzanians and boost the country's revenue.

  • Promote Major Leagues, Make Them Competitive
    by Daily News on January 22, 2021

    [Daily News] WITH the Covid-19 scare now a history, attendance at matches that don't involve three Dar es Salaam giants, Simba, Young Africans and Azam, has been disgustingly poor, a big promotion of all games is an ultimate solution.

  • Tplb Amends League Fixture
    by Daily News on January 22, 2021

    [Daily News] THE Tanzania Premier League Board (TPLB) has notified clubs to make good preparations and be ready for the top flight league which officially resumes on February 13th this year.

  • Tanzanian Riders Stamp Authority in Classic Race
    by Daily News on January 22, 2021

    [Daily News] CYCLING coach Godfrey Jacks said he is satisfied with the performance for the Matambuu team of Tanzania in the Gatamaiyu Forest Classic race staged in Nairobi, Kenya over the weekend.

  • TFF Commends Clinic Aimed for Serengeti Boys
    by Daily News on January 22, 2021

    [Daily News] The Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) has described the football clinic they run at Sokoine Memorial Stadium in Mbeya to get players to form Serengeti Boys (Under17) team as very successful.

  • Tanzania, Vietnam to Strengthen Ties
    by Daily News on January 22, 2021

    [Daily News] TANZANIA and Vietnam governments have committed to continue strengthening diplomatic and economic ties now spanning over five decades.

  • NMB Backs Sisal Reviving Plan
    by Daily News on January 22, 2021

    [Daily News] NMB Bank has vowed to continue supporting the revival of sisal crop and so far it has issued 6.0bn/- loans for the purpose.

  • Start-Up Nation - What Is It That Tanzania Isn't Doing Right?
    by Citizen on January 22, 2021

    [Citizen] Sometime ago, two guys from the West landed in Dar es salaam. It was a long journey from their nation, and they had not been in Tanzania before - but they had a particularly important mission to accomplish, one which would have made them spend a lot of money here.

  • Lessons From the Global South On Combating the Covid-19 Pandemic
    by Citizen on January 22, 2021

    [Citizen] As the Covid-19 pandemic wears on, more and more people around the world are struggling during lockdowns and economic shutdowns.

  • CCM Special Seats MP Martha Jachi Has Died
    by Citizen on January 22, 2021

    [Citizen] Dodoma -- CCM special seats legislator Martha Jachi Umbulla has died on January 21 while undergoing treatment in Mumbai India.

  • TBs Inspection of Cars At Dar Port Will Not Interfere With Clearing Services
    by Citizen on January 22, 2021

    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- The Tanzania Bureau of Standard (TBS) has on Thursday January 21 said the decision to start inspection of imported vehicles at the Dar es Salaam Port Yards will not interfere with the offloading process.

  • DPP Sets Free 183 Inmates in Kagera
    by Citizen on January 22, 2021

    [Citizen] Karagwe -- The Director of Public Prosecutions (DDP) Biswalo Mganga has released 183 inmates in Karagwe, Bukoba, Biharamulo and Muleba prisons in Kagera region.

  • Dawasa Takes Mwanga-Korogwe Water Project
    by Daily News on January 21, 2021

    [Daily News] PRESIDENT John Magufuli is expected to grace the launch of Mwanga-Same-Korogwe water mega project being implemented in Kilimanjaro region, upon its completion later this year.

  • Kenya Joins Tanzania and Uganda in Taxing Digital Transactions
    by East African on January 21, 2021

    [East African] Kenya has joined Tanzania and Uganda in taxing digital transactions to support its depleted public coffers in an economy weighed down by slowing private sector activities, shrinking revenue collections, growing public debt and increasing expenditure pressures.

  • TBs Now to Inspect Vehicle Upon Arrival At Dar es Salaam Port
    by Citizen on January 21, 2021

    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- Imported vehicles will from March 1 this year be inspected at Dar es Salaam port upon arrival in the country, the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has said. In that regard, the $150 (Sh346,366) inspection fee that was paid in the country of export on imported vehicles will now be paid in Tanzania.

  • Crime Rate Down By 15% in Tanzania - Inspector General of Police
    by Daily News on January 21, 2021

    [Daily News] THE number of crimes reported in the country fell by 15.5 per cent last year, according to a report released by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Simon Sirro.

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